Monday, October 14, 2019
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An innovative approach to separation anxiety in dogs
How using a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) in your practice can help you successfully alleviate this common canine behavior problem. Statistics tell us that over 17% of dogs in the US suffer from separation anxiety. In fact, this condition is one of the primary reasons for surrender, abandonment and euthanasia -- not only here, but worldwide. As a...
Surgery, drugs and nutraceuticals for anal sac anal gland adenocarcinoma, from the perspective of the surgeon and oncologist. Tumors of the anal sac are often thought of as a local disease. But like all malignant conditions, the local development of the primary tumor, the behavior and spread of the tumor (grade and stage, respectively) and the outcome of intervention are...
Selecting supplements for your practice – 5 important questions to ask
Looking for the best animal supplements to recommend at your clinic? Asking these five questions will help you make the best choice for your patients' health. Animal nutritional and health supplements can play an important role in keeping your patients healthy and happy, particularly when used as an element of whole animal care. If a client asks about adding a supplement...
Dermatological dilemmas in dogs and cats
The potential for diet, herbs and the microbiome to resolve skin inflammation in small animals. Dermatological problems in dogs and cats are among the most common and frustrating cases that veterinarians see. Successfully resolving these issues involves understanding new models of skin disease, and the roles that diet, herbs and the microbiome can play in their resolution. Current conventional treatment approaches Apart...
New data on the health impacts of gonadectomy in dogs
How connections between obesity, nontraumatic orthopedic injuries and gonadectomy in large-breed dogs can impact conversations between you and your clients For decades, gonadectomy has been promoted to both pet owners and veterinarians in North America for its various health benefits, and as a critical tool for combating pet overpopulation. It’s widely seen as an important component of responsible pet ownership. Gonadectomy,...
Integrated approaches to canine cancer: augmentative treatment strategies
Three integrative treatment modalities that, when used in conjunction with chemo and radiation, can increase the longevity and life quality of canine cancer patients. Conventional treatments for canine cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  In recent years, however, evidence has been mounting that additional treatment modalities can increase patient longevity and life quality. Including other modalities can also increase...
Homeopathic approach to cancer in companion animals
A case study involving a senior cat with cancer demonstrates how a homeopathic approach treats cancer and extends longevity. At our veterinary surgery on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, chronic skin disease and cancers represent the majority of our daily caseload. On average, we have about 50 cancer cases ongoing at any one time. We treat most of...
CBD case studies: anxiety and epilepsy
The following case studies demonstrate how CBD can be used in the treatment of anxiety and epilepsy in dogs and cats. In this author’s clinical experience, full spectrum CBD products have been most effective in cases of anxiety, osteoarthritis and seizure disorders in both dogs and cats. For the purposes of these case studies, HempRx Forte was used. Anxiety CBD-rich cannabis is...
TCVM: An integrative approach to treating cancer
TCVM may be a stand-alone or adjunctive treatment for animal cancer patients. It not only treats cancer, but can potentially prevent recurrence and metastasis.  Cancer is one of the most despised and feared words in the medical vocabulary. It’s also one of the biggest health concerns facing not only humans, but also our canine and feline patients. Cancer afflicts one...
Non-surgical treatment for feline resorptive lesions and chronic periodontal disease in a cat with chronic kidney disease
This layperson's case study demonstrates how a patented blend of natural oils helped a high-risk feline overcome chronic periodontal disease. Synopsis Patient: Yochabel (feline) Weight: 11.0 pounds Age: 18 years old Diet: Not kibble. Homemade species specific diet and wet food. Diagnosis: Periodontal disease: Dental calculus and gingivitis. COHAT and frm to stage and treat. Possible underlying TR Tooth resorption: COHAT and frm, probing to...